WELCOME TO THE PREPARATION OF THE 2020-2021 TC PROGRAMME

Submission of 2019 Project Progress Assessment Reports (PPARs) (2019-12-03)  

The platform for submission of the mandatory annual Project Progress Assessment Reports (PPARs) is ready to receive reports relative to the year 2019.

Once PMOs have initiated the request for a report, CPs, DTMs and NLOs will receive a standard email asking them to provide their input. All users must have a Nucleus account (Username and Password) before having access to the system.

PPARs for 2019 can only be submitted through this platform – no other format will be registered.

The platform is accessible via the following link: https://tcreports.iaea.org/

The deadline for submission of e-PPARs is 31 January 2020. Guidelines for PPAR preparation and detailed user guides for NLOs/NLAs, CPs and DTMs are available in the PCMF Reference Desk.

QUALITY ENHANCEMENT EXERCISE FINALIZED (2019-04-11)

In line with the Timeframe for the Preparation of the 2020-2021 TC Programme, feedback for quality enhancement has been provided for all project designs. It has either been directly uploaded into PCMF or is available from your respective PMO.

The main purpose of the Quality Enhancement Exercise was to provide constructive feedback to project teams on how project design documents can be improved, addressing the TC Programme Quality Criteria. Good project design facilitates project implementation and enables meaningful project progress reporting.

The feedback was provided by external experts and has been reviewed by the TC Quality Assurance Section. It is based on the project documents that were available in PCMF on 11 February 2019 and followed the approved framework and tools adopted for Quality Assurance.

PROJECT PROGRESS ASSESSMENT REPORT (PPAR) WEBINAR (2019-01-23)  

The TC Quality Assurance Section conducted a webinar on the mandatory annual Project Progress Assessment Reports (PPARs). Experts from the IAEA Technical Cooperation Department outlined the process of writing, submitting and completing PPARs and how they support the results-based management of national and regional TC projects. Guidance was provided on each step of the reporting workflow, including communication between Counterparts, NLOs, TOs and PMOs.

PPARs for 2018 are to be submitted by 31 January 2019. The webinar was attended by 233 Counterparts, NLOs and DTMs.

Recording of the Webinar: PPAR Webinar Recording

Presentation: PPAR Presentation

UPGRADED VERSION OF PCMF (2018-10-09)  

We would like to inform PCMF users that there was an upgrade to the PCMF website on Friday 28th September 2018. The upgrade has enhanced the performance and security features of the site. To get the most out of the upgrade from a performance perspective we would advise site users to use the latest version of the web browser (for example Microsoft Edge, Chrome and/or Firefox) they use to interact with the site. If we can provide additional information please contact the PCMF – Contact Point on the email address: PCMF.Contact-Point@iaea.org.

PROJECT DOCUMENT TEMPLATES FOR THE 2020-2021 TC CYCLE (2018-10-01)

Please note that small changes were made to the templates for national, regional and interregional project documents. For download of the updated versions, please follow the relevant link under “Template Downloads” on this page.

E-LEARNING COURSE: DESIGNING HIGH QUALITY IAEA TECHNICAL COOPERATION PROJECTS (2018-03-14)

In preparation for the 2020-2021 TC Programme, National Liaison Officers (NLOs), National Liaison Assistants (NLAs) and project counterparts (CPs) are strongly encouraged to complete the e-learning course on “Designing high quality IAEA Technical Cooperation Projects”. The course allows for a better understanding of the Logical Framework Approach (LFA) terminology, concepts and main steps of application. The LFA-method has been adopted by the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme to achieve high quality project standards. Please click on the link below to access the course:

English: http://elearning.iaea.org/m2/course/view.php?id=478

An electronic certificate will be issued upon completing the course with an 80% score, or higher. For further questions, please get in touch with TC-Training.Contact-Point@iaea.org

NOTE VERBALE AND GUIDELINES FOR THE PLANNING AND DESIGN OF THE IAEA 2020-2021 TC Programme (2018-01-31)

Please refer to the Note Verbale on the start of preparations for the 2020-2021 TC programme, including the guidelines and timeframe for the planning and design of the 2020-2021 TC programme.

Note Verbale: English | French | Spanish | Russian | Arabic | Chinese

Guidelines: English | French | Spanish | Russian | Arabic | Chinese

NOTE VERBALE AND GUIDELINES FOR THE PLANNING AND DESIGN OF THE IAEA 2018-2019 TC PROGRAMME (2016-01-31)  

Please refer to the Note Verbale on the start of preparations for the 2018-2019 TC programme, including the guidelines and timeframe for the planning and design of the 2018-2019 TC programme.

Note Verbale: English | French | Spanish | Russian | Arabic | Chinese

Guidelines: English | French | Spanish | Russian | Arabic | Chinese

For more information, guidelines and presentations visit the TC Programme Reference Desk

About PCMF

The TC programme cycle management framework (PCMF) is based on a flexible methodology, which emphasizes IAEA Member States' prioritization and ownership of the project, and relies on current best practices, user-friendly IT web-based systems and the principle of teamwork. The approach enables the Member State to take responsibility for the formulation and execution of its programme, while allowing stakeholders in the Secretariat to support the process and to collaborate in a transparent manner. It is linked to the Country Programme Frameworks through the identification of project concepts, which are then developed into projects, based upon assessed needs of Member States and joint appraisals in the field. More specifically, this improved approach:
  • Focuses more on need assessment and problem analysis supported by the IAEA.
  • Reduces the time and effort spent by the IAEA on project formulation and budget allocation of TC programme by streamlining, as well as making more efficient and transparent the selection, appraisal and approval processes, while enhancing the project quality.
  • Increases the participation and teamwork of all stakeholders from the outset.